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unplugged. superstorm sandy gave life to a new set of scams. find out how to protect yourself. and, why the creator of star wars is giving "new hope" to education. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning everybody. i'm angela miles. it's november 2nd, and it's jobs friday. it may or may not be deal-breaker for voters, but tensions are high over the jobs numbers due out today. it's anticipated 125,000 jobs were added in october, and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9% from 7.8%. in the latest numbers on jobs, adp reports 158,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month, while the goverment reports claims for unemployment benefits last week fell by 9,000 to 363,000. stocks surged ahead of today's jobs numbers. the dow rallied 137 points, the nasdaq up 43, and the s&p popped 16 pts. gold dropped $4 and oil inched up to nearly $87. tim mulholland of china america capital joins us now from the trading floor of cme group. good morning, good to have you on the show this morning on this jobs friday. > > go
sandy. what you can learn to protect yourself from future natural disasters. and, is apple's break-down causing some market jitters? first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's friday, november 9th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: it's another downer for the stock market. the dow tumbled more than 100 points yesterday, falling to its lowest level since july, mostly due to uncertainty about the future of the u.s. and global economies. groupon shares fell 13% after the close on earnings news. revenues were up, but the coupon company had a net lost of nearly 3 million dollars. profits were up at disney thanks to espn and growth at theme parks. and priceline is set to buy online travel company kayak for $40 per share. how low will this market go? ben lichtenstein of tradersaudio.com joins us. good morning to you. happy friday. but is this a buying opportunity here? > > i don't think so. i think basically if you try and step up right now, you're kind of trying to play "catch the knife" if
after superstorm sandy. 90 people in the united states and canada were killed. bringing the total death toll fromicisticist to 100 -- from superstorm sandy to 157. and officials abandon their search for a ship's chapten who is believed -- is happen who is believed -- chapten who is believed to have drawn -- captain who is believed to have drowned. in new jersey, the scope of the damage became clear. much of the jersey shore is reduced to piles of sand, water and debris. boats flung from marinas. today people remembered what they endurate and what they lost -- endured and what they lost. >> life and death situation. >> no power. no help. i felt helpless. >> i don't ever think it will be the same. >> chris christie said the state's job is to move from saving lives to rebuilding. >> in new york city commuters struggled to return to work. some service has been restored but 9 subway lines remain shut down today. passengers had to wait in long lines to catch a bus and many walked in. much of manhattan remains in the dark and on staten island they continue to search for two little boys who wer
it could mean a longer wait for apple gadgets. and, how superstorm sandy could affect home depot stock this week. keep it here, first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's monday, november 12. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: stocks drop. the dow & s&p 500 fell 2% last week. some traders say it was just good old profit taking. others believe the fall was out of fear of the looming fiscal cliff. the market could have a heavy metal reaction today to a deal that was announced late friday. precision castparts is buying titanium metals for $2.9 billion in cash. in the "affairs to remember" category, christopher kubasik, who was on his way to becoming the ceo of lockheed martin, resigned after revealing an affair with an employee. cia director david patraeus also resigned friday because of an affiar. reports say google has been cut off in much of china as the communist party appoints new leaders. and gas prices dropped a nickel in the last week to $3.44 per gallon. let's head over to the trading
will take you inside a local military base that is sending help to victims of super storm sandy. >>> good afternoon, i am tori campbell. in many parts of the northeast they are still reeling from the devastation of sandy. the national death toll from the storm is now 81 and in new jersey the hardest hit state the death toll has climbed to at least 14. more than 1 million new jersey power customers are still without electricity. the national guard is stepping in to help thousands of residents left trapped in the floodwaters. >> i was very nervous, we were wearing our vest inside the house. if it came up another foot and a half or a big wave came in it would have been devastating. >> recovery efforts could take months with estimates in the billions. >>> a major gas shortage is sweeping there as the east coast tries to get back to normal drivers are waiting in long lines for gas. some customers say they waited for an hour or more in mile long lines, 1 man said he wanted for 45 minutes, he was almost at the front when the station ran out of gas. >>> help is on the way from the bay area to the
are surfacing about people trying to profit on superstorm sandy by selling gas for as much as $20 per gallon including on craigslist. and finance ministers and central bankers of the g-20 are commiting to stregthen efforts to hold up the sluggish global economy. let's get the feeling from the trading floor with john brady of rj o'brien. happy election day to you. what do you anticipate will happen in market action? > > i think today will probably march sideways. i think most of the attention will be on tonight and maybe the early morning hours tomorrow as regards the election races. now, it's not just the presidential race that will have the markets focused. keep in mind there are 34 senatorial seats that are likewise up for election, and as markets start to look ahead toward the fiscal cliff, which will start wednesday or thursday, as soon as these results are announced, then equations and challenges regarding the fiscal cliff need to be weighed by the market, and that will be the next big trade for the market. > > i think another big wave would be greece, with this new threat of a possibil
's in addition to 69 people killed in the caribbean before hurricane sandy moved north. drivers in parts of new york and new jersey waited in long lines again today for gas. in someplacing, you see, lines stretch for three to four miles. some stations ran out of gas, while dozening of drivers were waiting. authorities say more than half of all gasoline stations in the new york and new jersey area are shut down, due to power outages or storm damage. >>> sunday's new york city mayor none was canceled today. new york city mayor michael bloomberg made the announcement just hours after he promised the race would go on despite the damage. estimated 40,000 runners from around the world had been expected to take part in that marathon. the race had been scheduled to start in staten island, which is one of the hardest hit areas from this week's storm. >>> and in 7 minutes, staten island residents say they have been left behind in relief efforts, and we asked california senator barbara boxer about what's being done, and if help is getting to those that need it. >>> four days before the election, new unemp
to be connected to the giants celebration. >>> it is clear the recovery from super storm sandy will take a long time. the death toll number and ins on sandy has taken as high as $55 million and president barack obama said new york was a top priority and promised help. amtrak plans to restore service and it is free to ride mass transit today. they are trying to get officials back running and most new jersey is skull shut down. environmentalists say the state may not want to rebuild because of more extreme weather but if they do build they should build behind more walls and 6 5,000 people are still in shelters. >>> a driver who hit two children in the crosswalk, the the accident happened while trick or treating. a 10-year-old and 40-year-old boy were taken to the hospital. it is unclear whether the driver will face charges. the meanwhile officials say a driver was killed after crashing a car on todd road last night. authorities have not said what caused that crash. >>> bart may have a solution for nasty problems. they are trying block wind rain and homeless people on escalators no word on when th
the jersey shore nearly two weeks after sandy, those who used to live in the area got to return home for the first time yesterday. they were taken by bus to their former homes in seaside heights where they had an hour to pack what they could. some of them say they were not prepared for what they saw. >> you have a list and you are prepared to get what you want but you -- you spend like -- 15 minutes just devastated, just trying to look to see what's on the floor. >> reporter: at the main staging center in tom's river new jersey a company has been making restore the shore t- shirts to raise money for schools and shelters. more buses will take people in to the disaster zone each day through tuesday. >>> occupy wall street finds a new cause. helping, the victims of sandy. see how their relief effort is helping people get the supplies they need coming up at 7:17. >> it's hard to imagine we had warm weather just at the beginning of the week. >> short time. >> already another cold morning and rosemary watching the temperatures for us. will it warm up? >> it'll feel a lot like what we
of super storm sandy. how relief workers are trying to help and what the mayor of new york is now urging victims to do. >>> good morning, and welcome to mornings on 2 it's sunday, november 4th i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. let's check in on your weather with rosemary orozco. it's warming up? >> yeah addition fall warming in the forecast for today. we fell back in the overnight hours because of it the sun is already shining. we're looking at anywhere from 4-8 degrees of warming for your afternoon today. you can see 4-5 for santa rosa, san francisco, livermore as well as san jose. i'll break down these number for you and talk about the patchy fog and cool conditions outside your door at this hour coming up. >>> new this morning employees of railey's knob hills foods are on strike for the first time in the company's 77 year history. workers hit the picket line an hour ago. >> reporter: this knob hill store opened at 6:00 a.m. just as scheduled. if we take a peek inside here it looks pretty empty. there is only one person working all the cash registers. and that is because just
that is expected to hit parts of new york and new jersey already devastated by superstorm sandy. mark sebastian of option pit mentoring gives us our first look at the trading day, and what do you anticipate on this post-election day mark? > > well, president obama won, so let's look at what his policies are really going to do. i think he's a weak dollar president. so what does that mean? gold is going to rally, commodities are going to rally. i think you will still have people searching for yield, so the stock market is going to rally. we will see a big sell- off in the vix, and we should see a sell-off in the u.s. dollar as well. > > what do you think about gold and oil here? yesterday they both ramped up. > > we saw both buying ahead of an obama victory. there is a strong belief that gold could make an end-of-year run through its all-time highs toward that $2,000 level. oil is a little more demand-centric, so expect it to test $90, maybe $95 in wti, but i doubt it's going to be testing new highs toward the end of the year. > > as you know, consumer confidence is up. we have retailers repo
. in today's cover story, a quarter of a million cars left water logged by superstorm sandy. why car buyers need to check under the hood. plus, tax talk. president obama insists on raising taxes on the wealthy to bring in revenues. why the plan may not fly with republicans. signs the stock market may be out of tune or one company. and, a couple of surprising stocks that stood out in yesterday's sell-off. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, november 15th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: traders will likely react to earnings today from walmart and target after getting clues into how the consumer is holding up. yesterday the market took a plunge. the dow fell nearly 200 points. stocks dropped on fears washington will be slow to break out a workable budget, the fed hinting at the need for more stimulus, and air strikes in the middle east. reports say the federal housing administration is close to running out of money reserves as mortgage delinquencies rise. gm set a goal of prod
republican challenger mitt romney. >>> now to our continuing coverage of sandy. it has killed at least 157 people in the u.s., canada, and the caribbean combined. 4.5million homes and businesses are still without power. that is also deepening the ongoing gap crisis out there. it has forced many gas stations to close while disrupting the flow of fuel from refineries to the stations that are open. the wait at some stations two hours long. >>> new jersey trying to make sure sandy does not ruin tuesday's election. military trucks will serve as polling places in flood ravage communities. the state is concerned many of its 3,000 polling places do not have electricity. the deadline to mail in ballot applications has been extended until the end of today. the bay area increasing its efforts to help the storm victims out east. dozens of military personnel left travis air force pace yesterday. they are bringing in much needed supplies including generators. more than three dozen local red cross volunteers are heading to the northeast. they are also have been conducting blood drives for victims of sand
storm sandy. searchers have found the bodies of two boys swept out of their mother's arms on monday. now the family lost electricity at their home so the mother tried to drive to a relative's house. but her car was soon trapped by the raging waters. well they got out of the car, she started banging on doors but no one would help. that is when she lost hold of her two and four-year-old sons. >> it's a horrible story. you can't imagine a grief a parent would feel having the loss of their children. >> the mother survived. she was clinging to a post on a porch. the big storm has killed at least 37 people in the new york still area. all along the east coast 4.5 million homes and businesses still have no power this morning. and that is making the crisis even worse at the gas pumps. the outages forced a lot of gas stations to close while it's also disrupting the flow of fuel from refineries to the gas station that are open and the wait of some of the gas stations two hours long. >>> right now it looks like wall street is responding favorably to this mornings monthly jobs report for october. rel
with sandy. the obama administration's budget take away 3% of their funds including a billion dollar cut in disaster preparedness money. romney has also talked about making some of their services private in the past. a new york times report said that grants to local first responders have been cut 43% over the past two years. >> the gravy train may be ending somewhat, there is money going back but i could see that being hurt. >> reporter: the obama administration and the romney campaign have both softened their stance on fema cuts over the past few days. >> a 44-year-old facing charges in connection with an arson fire that damaged the law offices of the vallejo mayor. maude love pleaded not guilty to three counts of arson. the september 29th fire destroyed much of davis's law office. family members said that love suffer from mental illness. >> the vp hit the campaign trail in florida telling supporters that a romney presidenty would be bad news for women. >> imagine, imagine what the 40 years of progress, women have made in that country would -- what happened to it after four years of
spilled. another tough side of hurricane sandy devastated new jersey and now looting of storm damaged property was a big problem. flights are slow thely start -- slowly starting to recover and both jersey and other areas are running with limited service. >>> they are focusing on sandy and the president has a packed campaign regimen. >>> a man was shot and killed at a cell phone store. it happened at 7:00 p.m. last night at the metro pc store on the boulevard. the victim is his father who owns the store. police have not released information about the suspect. they say the shooting may have happened during a robbery attempt. [applauds] [ music ] >> pam cook could not do better, perfect way to end the night with the great tony benefit singing i left my heart in san francisco. that was a surprise appearance at the giants victory parade yesterday. it didn't take long for all of them to clear the confetti. they estimated the giants parade and the estimated hall, the giants are picking up the tab and the city is paying for the cleanup. they reworked a lot of skids to cut back on the heating
battered by super storm sandy. the president traveled to hard hit areas on wednesday and today's meeting at the white house includes top aides, the head of fema and by the telephone, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and in this morning's weekly addressed. the president pledged to help storm victims to rebuild no matter how long it takes. >> as president, i promise them this, your country be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, they will fan out to tour damaged areas to make sure that necessary resources shall being provided. that includes gasoline because there's a shortage. and the long lines for gas still visible in some states. new jersey is actually rationing gas. >>> some people in new york cheered this morning when the lights came back on. the number of people without power drops from 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. the storm has left 175 people dead, including 106 in the united states. >>> new york marathon will not be run tomorrow. mayor bloomberg canceled that race after mounting criticism.
during hurricane sandy. rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> coming up, with the election behind him, the next battle could be working through grid lock in congress. we will go inside the struggle with senator dianne feinstein. >>> the votes are trickling in but as it stands the president won the popular vote. the president with 60 million votes. mitt romney ended up with 57 million. some analysts predicted the president will win the electoral college and mitt romney will win the popular vote. at one point donald trump thought that was the case. . >>> demographics played a huge role. the president received 90% of the african american vote. and 75% of the hispanic vote. jews, asians and white women also gave their support. that made a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more
on today. we would have a comment for later on today having more details. >>> first to super storm sandy, now it is slowly moving out not after bearing northeast and snow. the nor'easter has brought down more power lines and stopped computer trains again. utilities in new york and new jersey say 60,000 customers who lost pour because of sandy are back in the dark. it is another setback for people who are trying to bounce back from sandy. >> it is terrible, i am done. >> for thousands of people in coastal neighborhoods in new jersey, they were told to leave because of the potential for flooding in low-lying areas. several thousand feet were expected there. those waves were not as big but still worrisome. they are also doing a number on flights as well and airlines have canceled at least 1,300 flights to and from the metro area. fso does expect flights and jfk will be canceled today so call ahead if you are flying or expecting someone. 31 flights were canceled including connecticut and washington d.c. >>> president barack obama is back at the white house, no time to celebrate his victory.
. >> the president tours the devastation along the east coast from super storm sandy. how the recovery effort is going. >> back here in just a couple minutes tracking rain on the halloween evening and i will show you which areas will see rain and how long it's going to last. . >>> the ethics commission said it's gotten a complaint take a councilmember may have illegally used stires sours for his campaign. it's around his announcement that he is running for an at large large counsel seat. council seat. he said that the complaint seems like a sign separation by opponents. >> more on election 2012. our new ktvu field poll indicates support for the governor's tax measure as slipped below the majority needed for passing. 38% say they will vote no. back in july the measure had 54% support. a competing tax measure, 38 is also losing. 34% say they will vote yes. . >> thousands of nurses are scheduled to walk out of local hospitals tomorrow in a one day strike. picketing starts at seven at hospitals in alameda, and solano. the california nurses association is striking over a contract dispute that
. >>> the death toll from super storm sandy has risen to more than 100 in the united states and canada. utilities say nearly 4 million customers are still without electricity but that is down from 8.5 million at the peak. many people are still waiting for relief supplies. one forecasting company puts the insured loss from sandy at 20 billion dollars and the economic loss at 50 billion. >>> people trying to buy gasoline face really long lines in parts of new jersey and new york. take a look at this cue of cars in new jersey. authorities say more than half of all gasoline services in the new york and new jersey metro area are shut down due to power outages and storm damage. >>> the ipad minihas arrived. we are live in palo alto and will show you how many people are forking out cash to buy apple's newest gadget. >> and rosemary is up soon with details on a great weekend for the bay area. >>> also mail thieves caught on tape. how you can protect your information. >>> a 24 hour nurses strike at the hospitals in the bay area ended this morning. the nurses say they are upset over proposed cuts to sick l
the northeastern u.s. on the he'lls of hurricane sandy. that storm dropped a lot of snow in some areas. it's now lowly -- shely often -- it's now slowly moving out of the area. look at this. staten island. a nor'easter knocked out more power lines there. it also stopped commuter trains. this is a woman in new jersey, she was hoping to save more of her property destroyed. instead, she's picking out donated clothing. >> it sucks, for lack of a better way to say it -- better word. >>> there's good news, temperatures are slowly starting to rise. that snow, starting to melt this morning. >>> also, the winter storm has really messed up a lot of flights as well. airlines canceled at least 1300 flights, to and from the new york metropolitan area. sfo expected some flights from newark, j.f.k. and philadelphia to be canceled again today. if you plan to fly just call ahead first. yesterday, 31 flights were canceled, including flights to philadelphia, connecticut and washington, d.c. >>> 7:05. president obama is back in washington, d.c. this morning. still facing the challenges of a divided congress. the pr
storm hits the northeast as the area tries to recover from sandy. the new damage. >>> and a different picture in the bay area. your complete bay area forecast including where the rain is falling. . >> the outlet mall is open and check out this crowd. if you think things look busy here, news chopper 2 has the shot from above with the back up people just trying to get here. what this could mean for the community when the noon news comes back. . >>> members of the roman catholic church of san francisco hope prayers will help stop the killings in the city. >> mouthy god hear our prayers for your son tyrese who you have called from this life to yourself. grant him light, happiness and peace. >> a prayer vigil was held this morning at the corner for a 20-year-old. he was shot friday night. the group is now holding prayer vigils for homicide victims at the locations where they were killed. lane is the city's 59th home home home received murder of the year. >>> a woman says she was kidnapped last night. she was found in oakland after midnight not far from the tunnel. paramedics checked he
treasure island in several hours from now. >>> another days of a superstorm sandy -- more days after superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, some people still don't have power. there is a gore ration there. only about a fourth of stations are open. most have no power or no gasoline. in new york, 220,000 customers still don't have electricity. in new jersey, the jim is 250,000. the -- the number is 50,000. the white house plans to visit new york on thursday to review how the efforts are going. >>> and there's -- there is a scam warning about people saying they are collecting money for sandy's victims. the d.a.'s office says the scammers contact people by phone, e-mail or in person claiming to be working for reputable companies. warning signs, ask specifically for cash, pressure for donations or offer to come to your home to pick up a check. authorities say to be safe, give money directly to well- known charities such as the salvation army or the red cross. >>> a bay area video gamemaker is in the middle of a scandal involving the navy s.e.a.l.s unit 6 and government secrets. redwood
>>> up next on a second look, hurricane sandy ripped through the eastern seaboard but it's not the first time a major storm has torn up new york and new jersey. looking back at the hurricanes that have flooded streets, leveled homes and wiped out landmarks across the northeast. i'm julie haener, the past two weeks have seen some of the most severe storm damage ever to hit the eastern seaboard of the united states. hurricane sandy roared north from the caribbean and devastated major portions of new york and new jersey leaving millions without power. but it's not the first time severe weather has ripped across the northeast. in 1821 a hurricane hit new york city and the flooding was so severe that the east and hudson rivers merged. flooding lower manhattan up to canal street. another hurricane wiped away a resort island off the rocaway. dozens of hurricanes and tropical storms have created havoc across new york and new jersey. one of them was in 1992. here is faith banters report. >> reporter: in a city that has seen just about anything, most new yorkers have never seen any
of hurricane sandy at $42 billion in damages and losses. and all bets are off at intrade.com. the website can no longer allow u.s. residents to place financial bets on the prediction markets. intrade correctly predicted president obama would be re-elected and that the u.s. is not likely to fall off the fiscal cliff. there are lots of rumblings coming out of washington. let's turn to scott bauer of trading advantage to talk about this alleged fiscal cliff. what do you think - and good morning - deal or no deal, scott? > > good morning angie. yeah, there is going to be a deal. it may not be later this week, it may not be next week, but i think at a minimum we are going to see congress, the president, everyone say, you know what, we are on the table together here, and even if we have to extend this three months, six months, we are going to get it done. there is no way with the recovery that we have seen - and i'm not talking about the stock market recovery, i am talking more of the consumer sentiment recovery, housing recovery - with what we have seen the last quarter of this year, there is no w
by hurricane sandy. this is a shot of the gift shop. hear why passengers said it felt more like the poseidon. >> everything that wasn't attached, broke. >> an air traveler with a certain item told that's too much carry-on. a story for anyone who ever had to check a bag. >>> cops say a guy tries to scam gas and catches fire. >> he was all burnt up. >> how the alleged plan backfired big time. >>> plus, the friday buzz word for your chance at a new ipad and the story behind an edible strategy. >> they blew the cake up. >> if you're in the room, do you go like -- try to catch it? >>> for the past few days we've been seeing the destruction and devastation as hurricane sandy made landfall, but what about the destruction at sea? take a look at this video shot by dr. david evan on a caribbean cruise. >> it was a brand new disney ship, the disney fantasy. >> the pool deck area was completely flooded. this is a shot of the gift shop. >> the ship began to lift from left to right so dramatically, the sliding doors to our bedroom began to suddenly slam. >> he even said his wife was in tears. >> saying, w
of being in the right place at the right time. >> see his other videos live after sandy. >> can't sleep on a plane? now the -- >> upright sleeper. >> is it a proper? >> a straight jacket on. you'll have the whole plane to yourself. >>> the friday buzzword for a free ipad and how to make easy cheesy balls for an appetizing appetizer. >> a flavor explosion. >> this is why you don't buy an ipad from walmart. >> according to the poster of this video, these are walmart employees in pikeville, kentucky, and it appears they are doing something not so great. >> ipad number three was shown. >> sorry about that ipad. hope nobody buys that. >> it appears they are comple completely mishandling ipads coming into the store. >> why do this at the place you work and film it and put it out there? >> this video did end up getting posted on facebook. as you can imagine a lot of consumers are upset. >> i'm not happy. my heart started racing when i saw him hit the ipad so hard. >> good thing walmart has a solid return policy. >> we reached out to walmart and they said they are very disappointed in the actio
morning commute. >>> and the aftermath of sandy, we're live in the east coast on the obstacles people are now facing. ñw >>> now to our continuing coverage of super storm sandy, we are getting pictures of the extent of the damage on the jersey shore. this is seaside heights. the olympic ocean swept over the barrier island tearing apart homes and leaving behind tons of sand. crews are now working to cap hundreds of ruptured lines hoping to avoid another disaster. the number of power outages has been cut in half but tonight more than 100 million customers remain without power in the east toll. the death toll has now climbed to 90. the road to recovery is just beginning for some. craig boswell has the latest. >> reporter: about a million people still in new jersey without power and the temperatures getting very, very cold. but one of the roads to recovery one of those steps down that road is the fact that roads are opening into atlantic city for the first time since this storm hit. now families are getting into this area to see where they need to start. what they need to do to recover f
right now could make the hurricane sandy damage even worse. . >>> it is one week after hurricane sandy hit. it happened in low-lying areas and in new jersey that town is expect told get more than an inch of rain and rain gusts up to 55 miles per hour. that is not unusual on its own but this could create a storm surge and add to all the flooding they have had they are investigating reports of gas price gouging and some are reporting up to $30 a gallon craigslist and some are willing to pay it. they have to power their generators until conn edison can turn the power back on. they are trying to get to the polls and governor cuomo is asking them to cast ballots at any polling place they can get to. christie says voters will be allowed to cast ballots by e- mail or fax. >>> they have locked up the race and looking at when the poles close in the biggest battleground states, allison? >> pam, there are nine swing states and here are some coming in tonight. between 4 and 4:30 p.m., the first poles close between virginia, ohio and north carolina. then a 5:00 they close and by 6:00 the battlegr
. there were 355,000 new claims. that is 15,000 less than the 370,000 estimate. many say superstorm sandy could push unemployment applications higher and that is typical after a large hurricane. >>> school teacher won a award and now in line for national recognition as well. she teaches 7th grade english. named one of 5 california teachers. the incident said she is an innovative teacher, she has her students write down their own daily learning targets and she is a contender for national teacher of the year. >>> today we are seeing rain in the bay area as our chief meteorologist bill martin said yesterday. >> scattered showers and snow on the higher elevations of the bay area. but the big thing right now, how cool it is. temperatures last couple days, warm, records a couple days ago and now temperatures are in the 50s. the rain and the snow. we are seeing it on the higher elevations. check it out. the white area is snow. snow in there foothills. blue canyon. 4-inches there. showers moving on shore towards san francisco now and half moon bay. scattered showers. that is the deal. cold storm. this
in some sections of the u.s., and hurricane sandy hampered northeast economic growth. information compilied in the fed's beige book will be considered at the fed's next meeting december 11 & 12. the dollar figure on damage caused by superstorm sandy continues to climb. new jersey governor chris christie is asking the federal government to cover nearly $37 billion in damages. fema has already handed out more $500 million in assistance. yesterday, new york governor andrew cuomo pegged sandy damage at $32 billion in his state. insurance giant allstate predicts it will lose 1 billion dollars in catastrophe costs in october, mostly due to sandy. bp is getting a slap on the wrist from the government. the enviornmental protection agency will temporarily suspend the company from opening new contracts. following the 2010 deepwater horizon spill, the epa says bp acted with a "lack of business integrity." it will not impact bp's current contracts. earlier this month, bp pled guilty to charges connected to the 2010 deepwater horizon spill and was slapped with a $4.5 billion fine. bp's suspen
the california air national guard got to the east coast last week following hurricane sandy, they were met with a rude reality. what happened to the local national guard troops who heeded the call of hurricane sandy? >> reporter: there is still a lot of activity going on here at moffett field today as the local air national guard unit gets ready for the next emergency situation. after returning from a hurricane sandy mission that in a sense never got off the ground. workers for the california air national guard 129th rescue wing are making sure its helicopters are ready for the next time. the helicopters were loaded on to a transport plane and along with about 100 airmen headed out to the east coast for possible rescue operations for then hurricane sandy. today some said they were ready for anything. >> swift water rescue to picking people off of house tops with the helicopters, providing medical care, whatever we need to do, we'll be ready to do it. >> reporter: but it didn't happen. the 129th commander says the national guard called for assistance on a nationwide basis as sandy picked up
days -- to deal with hurricane sandy and he was praised for your that. why did he decide to go campaigning in las vegas within hours after four americans were killed in benghazi, in a terror attack. >> chris, as i said, immediately when word of the attack came, the president was meeting with his top national security folks, talking to them, well into the night. he was in touch with them, during the day, as -- during the next day as well. so, there is no question about the fact that he was focused on this. >> chris: but, why did he feel he could campaign within hours after a terror attack? >> well, everything... everything was put in motion, that he could put in motion, everything, every conversation that needed to be had was being had between him and his top national security officials. >> chris: let's turn to the election. here's the latest real clear politics map based on an average of recent polls. let's put it up on the screen. it shows states solid or leading obama and we put them all in blue with 201 electoral votes, states solid and leaning romney in red, 191 votes and 1
temperatures will be nice though the days are shorter. >> thank you. on to the coverage of sandy. new jersey's governor said the jersey shore he knew and loved may be a thing of the past. there is to much damage and rebuilding it back to the way it was may set it up for another disaster. many gas stations were forced to close. officials are running out of fuel to keep generators running. >>> this is new video out of new york city showing the thousands of people lined up to use buses. the line wraps around the new barkley center in brooklyn where tonight's scheduled opening basketball game was postponed because of sandy. the subway system that carries 5.2 million a day has only partly reopened but only north of 34th street because tunnels are still flooded. as a result there is been heavy car traffic coming in and in order to encourage people to use mass transit instead of trying to drive the governor has ordered all public transit to be free today. >> wow. bellevue hospital just finished evacuating. theynational guard troops lined the stair wells helping carry out people. some went down mo
to the residents in the northest left without power due to superstorm sandy. let's find out what's on the minds of traders this morning. phillip streible of rjo futures joins us on this monday morning. good morning to you. > > good morning to you. > > what was going on with that sell-off on friday? was that classic buy-on-the-rumor-of- the-jobs-number and then sell- off-on-the-news? > > it was really interesting. i mean, traders started to jump in and we got some momentum after the number came out. the number was perceived very well, and we saw that push upwards. but as the day progressed, traders became more and more concerned about the election that's going to be tomorrow and what the results will be. so, it felt wise to maybe take some money off the table, stand aside and get back to safety. > > the market hates uncertainty. money though was moving out of gold. what is that telling you? > > that was actually very interesting, because we would have thought that that safety play would have been a push into the metals. but in all reality, it was more of a repatriation back to the dollar, sellin
many people but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: some analyst say super storm sandy gives the president a boost leading into election day but only voters have the final say whether we will be seeing a repeat of 2008 in chicago tomorrow night. all right and another busy busy day for the president today and for mitt romney. but the president today he will start out we know in wisconsin. he will also be in ohio and then he will be in iowa. mitt romney also circling the battleground states including florida and virginia. back to you brian. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney has a packed schedule today as he makes his final push in several battleground states. mitt romney will attend rallies in four states. coming up at 5:42 we will go live to boston where romney will spend election day. >>> right now it's 4:47. we want to check in on bay area traffic on this monday morning. sal, doesn't it feel like you got a lot more sleep with that extra hour? >> an extra hour for people in our business? gold. it's gold. so this morning i'm feeling a little good. that is good. >>
by superstorm sandy. >>> on wall street stocks fell exextending a slump into -- extending a slump into a second day. the dow is down 0.94 to 12,811. the nasdaq is down 41 at 2,895. the s&p is down 17 at 1,377. >>> there have been huge back ups all day in livermore, news chopper 2 shot this video of cars backed up on 580 because of the grand opening of the new outlets. the mall includes 130 stores and created 2,000 jobs. and it is estimated to bring in $2 million a year in sales tax revenue. >>> today starbucks started accepting walt payments. -- wallet payments. >>> he is considering a hostile take over of netflix. last week he acquired a 10% stake in the company. >>> donated food delivered for families in need this holiday season, why some folks will be camping out over night. >> a new chick-fil-a opened today in walnut creek. the big crowds and big statements the restaurant attracted. >> watch ktvu live on your computer or cell phone or tablet, download our app or go to www.ktvu.com and click on the live stream. you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things wil
the 70s era plan after hurricane sandy compromised gas supplies. according to governor chris christie's office, power restoration, along with rationing efforts, have alleviated the need for continued hold backs. "this rebuilding phase is going to have to be done really carefully, and smartly and not in a rushed way." meanwhile, new york's governor andrew cuomo says his state needs $30 billion to help it recover from hurricane sandy. that number is five times his initial damage estimate and exceeds what is currently in fema's disaster relief fund. several organizations are stepping up to combat fraud against members of the military. the new york attorney general is providing financial relief for soldiers who were scammed by smartbuy. the storefront retailer allegedly was selling electronics from costco, walmart and sam's club at substanially higher prices and tacking on extra fees through its credit-only purchases. meanwhile, a new website, know-before-you- enroll, clues servicemen and - women into for-profit colleges said to be conning military members out of g.i. benefits. the schoo
of this with no big deal. >>> i have a couple of videos that were captured during it hurricane sandy, but they're not about hurricane sandy. this one is on the streets of brooklyn in new york. >> guy just trips the dude with the umbrella. wait. >> there's one guy walking towards the guy with the umbrella. just knocks him to the ground and almost immediately four other guys show up and they beat this guy unconscious. they take his wallet. they take his phone. most of them walk away. one of them is left behind. the man seems to move a little bit. then you just see him lay still. look at what this guy does just before he walks away. >> looks like he was standing on his head. >> he stepped on his head as he was walking away. >> so they used the storm to their advantage because nobody's on the street? >> but also think of the emergency services and emergency personnel. they're all busy. the man that was beat regains consciousness. he gets up and seems to be able to slowly walk away. >> oh, that's horrible. >> then this next one, i don't even know what to think of this one. >> this is not the goal t
chance to win an ipad3. >>> videos of hurricane sandy's devastation keep hitting the web. this one from new york. the firefighters, waist deep. >> i'm absolutely soaked. >> trying to put this fire out. you may think why are they bothering? they don't want it to spread to nearby homes. >> here comes the wind. >> fighting this fire in frigid water, dealing with downed power lines. >> watch the wires over your head. >> it's incredible. and in the pitch black. obviously, there's no electricity around, obviously, you can't see anything. >> nothing you can do. >> here's another video of three homes in greenwich, connecticut. this video was shot by fire captain larry roberts. the winds completely whipping these flames into an absolute inferno. >> look at all of the sparks flying toward the bushes. >> looks like this video is in fast forward. >> it does, the way the wind and debris is blowing, spreading the embers to other homes. you can see the sea spray and the waves breaking and blowing the sea spray right at them. three buildings here burned, plus another outbuilding. they are credited to k
but still remains high because of the impact of superstorm sandy. two weeks ago, superstorm sandy pushed applications to an 18- month high because the storm caused temporary layoffs in construction, hotel work, restaurants and other industries. >>> a new survey finds u.s. consumer confidence has now soared to its highest level in five years. the university of michigan's consumer sentiment index rose .1% this month to 82.7%. 30% of consumers are also optimistic that the unemployment rate will fall over the next twelve months. but many expressed concerns about the looming fiscal cliff that includes tax heights and spending cuts that are set to hit january 1 if congress fails to act. >>> and the dow is up 48 points. the s&p rose 3. >>> a cease fire agreement has for now quieted the violence in the israel-palestinian conflict. rita is live in our newsroom now where heartbreaking stories just continue to pour in. >> reporter: that's right, gasia. there was a cease fire and a feeling of relief today on both sides of the gaza-israel border. with strong backing from the united states, the deal
session after a 2-day shutdown due to superstorm sandy. in the end, october had some wicked moments for investors, leaving the dow down 2.5% and the s&p 500 off 2%, while the nasdaq lost 4.5%. and employment figures from adp for september were revised down, showing 88,200 jobs were added verus the 162,000 originally reported. this is just a test. the people at research in motion are testing the new blackberry 10 smartphones with 50 carriers around the world. even though it was a down day yesterday, todd horowitz of average joe options joins us. todd, i have to tell you, it was good to see those traders back on the trading floor. what was your impression of that trade? > > good morning. it was nice to be back. it was nice to be back in action. however, the trade was very slow and very dull, and we're still trying to figure out, we're trying to make sure that all the systems were working properly, and there is a lot of news coming out today and tomorrow with the adp jobs today and the regular jobs report tomorrow. so, it figured to be a little slow yesterday anyway. > > we had a surp
. >>> it is going into the books, the new bay area effort to help the victims of sandy. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> welcome to a brand-new day t- the first day of november, i am dave clark. >> and i am pam cook. let's check in with steve paulson. very mild conditions you too, we are near 50 degrees for some. it is even raining in tahoe and i would say from oakland to santa clara, otherwise highs in the 60s. >>> obviously wet weather is going to make the commute little tougher -- a little tougher this thursday. it is 880 westbound and it is getting crowded as we move through emoryville, 6:01 let's go back to the desk. >>> we have tough truck driving conditions after the wet weather overnight. we are in san leandro where a driver was arrested after crashing into a power powell, tara? >> reporter: the chp says he has crashed into a power pole and the wires go right through the tree there. down at the bottom you can see it snapped off at the base and this will take a long time to fix. also wires are snagged along the street here cutting often electricity to sam of this. the suspect drove
new storm where people are recovering sandy. >>> police have shut things down after they found a bomb, we will tell you how they stumbled upon it and who is now in custody. >>> traffic is slow in the sun any veil -- sunny veil area, we will have more on your traffic report straight ahead. . >>> all right, welcome back, good morning to you, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following at 6:44, we have hundreds of hotel guests back in burlingame following a carbon-monoxide fleeing fso. they have traced it to a bad boiler and have shut it off. >>> they are investigating the claims of a woman who said she was kidnapped. she was kidnapped from a parking lot from walnut creek and was taken to the remote part of oakland hills. we are right in the middle of the par gone outlets in livermore. the grand opening is set for 10:00 this morning and in fact police in livermore are warning about traffic delays. they are expecting shoppers to flock to this new outlet mall. >>> we are continuing follow that powerful winter storm which is battering the east coast and we want to take
sandy. . >>> oakland merchants rolled out the red carpet for shoppers in their annual kickoff to the holiday season. > >> piedmont and 41st street dozens of merchants from 40 neighborhood shopping districts turned up, hoping to lure holiday shoppers to oakland. the mayor made a personal plea for people to check out oakland and spend their holiday dollars >> when you buy in oakland, you are investing in the city. this is a city that has done a good job investing. >> reporter: the mayor encouraged shoppers to buy gift cards, that can be spent at 50 independent shops and restaurants in oakland. >> people who burn the midnight hill could be putting themselves attrist be, not just because of lack of sleep. chronic explore sure to artificial light lead to depression in animals. scientists claim a stress hormone triggered by long-term use of lamps, computers on even i pads or other tablets. >>> members of congress heard testimony about the deadly outbreak of fungal menengitis. among those, the president of the company that produced the contaminated shots and the widow of a victim --
. >>> giving thanks after losing almost everything, how a community devastated by superstorm sandy is coming together this holiday. >>> grateful for great friends and family and taking an amazing vacation on thanksgiving. news chopper 2 over the paragon outlets. opened the doors 30 minutes ago. we showed you a picture of this a couple minutes ago and it was crowded but not this crowded. you can see even more cars there on interstate 580 and taken the off ramp to the mall and folks trying to get good deals. the helicopter pans over there. the line just keeps going and going and going. it is going to take some of these folk forever just to get to the parking lot. again, it looks like it will be a long night but hopefully they will get great deals and worth it. happening at the new paragon outlets popular since they opened in liver more. >> nasa scieientists say it is discovery that will change the book on mars. the rover made the discovery and john faller says what it may have found and why the announcement has been delayed. >>> after spacecraft's nail biting landing curiosity scientist will m
call for five boaters. >> and another issue to add to the growing list of concerns for sandy victims. what homeowners saying about the devastation. >> and a live look outside at the golden gate bridge on a saturday morning. we are watching in marin, southbound 101, a few lanes closed because of the accident earlier this morning. we will let you know how that's going as we move along. . >>> good morning to you. wow, what a beautiful shot. mostly clear skies, around the bay area. little bit of patchy fog. another good-looking day in store. >> family, friends and fans, are mourning the death of a legendary tv actor. he is probably best remembered as jr in the long running show dallas. he starred in the classic i dream of jennie. he died in a dallas hospital yesterday of complications a battle with cancer. he was 81 years old. >> an alabama sheriff's department is dealing a tragic loss. officials say one of the deputies was killed and another critically injured during a shoot out in baldwin. the deputies were responding to a family dispute when a man in the home started shooting at th
on the east coast to help out after super storm sandy, some met with a harsh reality. we are live at moffat field with the troops that headed the call and did not complete their mission. roberts. >> well the local international guard unit at moffat field is back home to help with then hurricane sandy to find themselves grounded. the california international guard 129th rescue wing is making sure helicopters stay in good conditions because members never know when a call for help will come. when sandy was a hurricane, the national guard put out a nationwide call for assistance. governor jerry brown approved the mobilization, a group that specializes in complicated rescues, on october 29th, the wing loaded up planes with equipment and 100 airmen, today some airmen told me they were ready. >> whenever we go, we are prepared to do pretty much anything. especially on this last deal. we could have ended up in the mountains just as easily as downtown manhattan. >> the 29th waited on alert for delaware five days. >> we get into an area quickly, the northeast had a large number of resource because th
and catch her. >> the effects of superstorm sandy could be felt by travelers headed to the east coast for the holiday. the crunch that storm has created nearly a month after it hit. >> the ktvu ipad app is ready to download so you take channel 2 with you for the holiday. drive time traffic, bay area weather and video of breaking news any time anywhere. q >>> freemont police are asking for your help in find ago woman who stole a package and some food off someone's front porch. this video caught the theft about 1:00 p.m. last saturday at a home on meyer park circle. 20 minutes after ups made a delivery that woman walked right up and took the package. she took a bag of canned goods left out for a charity drive. police have posted this video on youtube to try to catch her. freemont investigators say this is actually the first time they've used youtube to ask for the public's help in solve a crime. >> there's a new warning on a story we first reported back in may about the small colorful laundry detergent packets. some of the chemicals are toxic and need to be kept away from children. this
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